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Empowering and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation

For adults with complex needs, we provide physical, occupational, speech and music therapies with full-time nursing supervision.


Employment & Day Services

Assisted by job counselors, participants are placed individually or in crews within a variety of community businesses.

Family Support

Family Support

Offering a broad range of recreational programs, advocacy services, educational seminars and a multitude of resources to children and families.


Residential Services

Charles River provides housing to adults with developmental disabilities in Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Natick and other MetroWest communities.

Featured News  

Introducing Guy Talk: A Social Luncheon

Guy Talk is a 6-week social group comprised of 6- 8 young adults (ages 18 - 28) who want to step out of their comfort. . .

Guy Talk

Join us for the 32nd Annual Ellie Bloom Special Olympics

The Ellie Bloom Special Olympics will take place this year on Saturday, September 18, 2021.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  For event details, click here.

Ellie Bloom Special Olympics

Family Support Center Hosting a Virtual Drop In

Find out how we can help you! . . .

Virtual Drop In

COVID-19 Updates from President Anne-Marie Bajwa

During this unprecedented health crisis, Charles River Center's President, Anne-Marie Bajwa, will be issuing regular updates regarding what steps are being taken to ensure. . .



5K Run/1 Mile Walk

09/26/21 @ 11:00 AM
Charles River Center, Needham
 Please join us for the 11th Annual Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile. . .